Since the introduction of the Knockout rose in the early 2000s, disease-resistant roses have become key components in landscape designs for the first time in history, used on a level similar to spirea, barberry and ornamental grasses. Many rosarians and …

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Pick up new kitchen skills and recipe ideas at the Civic Garden Center’s summer food classes  August is a time of bounty in the garden (and farmers’ markets)… so what are you going to do with all those fruits and …

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Iridescent Beetles Galore

As a gardener, I have a wide range of feelings about insects. I go out of my way to attract certain insects to my vegetable garden, namely pollinators and insects that eat or parasitize garden pests. While some visitors to …

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What To Do When The Chicory Blooms

What to do when the chicory blooms? Know that summer has started, for sure — no more weirdly cold nights when you wish you hadn’t gone ahead and planted the most tender annuals. Plant Heavenly Blue Morning Glory seeds, along …

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When Civic Garden Center staff and volunteers think of the first weekend of May, our automatic first association is THE Plant Sale. It has been happening for over 60 years now and it is the big event for many Cincinnati …

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